Fall, L: Die Dollarprinzessin (The Dollar Princess)

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Fall, L: Die Dollarprinzessin (The Dollar Princess)

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27th Feb 2012




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Fall, L: Die Dollarprinzessin (The Dollar Princess)

Operetta Film from 1971

Tatjana Iwanow (Olga), Horst Niendorf (Couder), Gabriele Jacoby (Alice), Gerhart Lippert (Freddy Wehrburg), Regina Lemnitz (Daisy), Stefan Behrens (Hans Von Schlick) & Ingrid Van Bergen (Dora)

Symphony Orchestra Kurt Graunke, Munich, Bert Grund (conductor) & Klaus Überall (director)

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Leo Fall was born in Olmütz (Moravia) in 1873 and died in Vienna in 1925. As with Lehár, his father was the conductor of an imperial military band. Having inherited the same musical talent, he began playing the violin at the age of fi ve – a further parallel to Lehár – and later studied at the Vienna Academy of Music. In the course of his life he worked in Berlin, where he made his debut as a conductor in 1895, Hamburg and Cologne, before returning to Vienna via Berlin. Throughout his career he worked as a conductor. It was not until his return to Vienna that he began writing operettas. His works are among the best of the Vienna operettas‘s second generation. The „Dollar Princess“, written in 1908 is one of his most successful works. The music abounds in fascinating ideas and captivates through its charm and liveliness.

Alice, the daughter of an American millionaire, lives by the principle that “money rules the world”. And so the storyline unfolds in this highly enjoyable fi lm adaptation of the operetta...

Sound Format: PCM Stereo

Picture Format: 4:3

DVD Format: DVD 9, NTSC

Subtitle Languages: DE (Original Language), GB, FR

Running Time: 87 mins

FSK: 0

MusicWeb International

December 2012

“What we have here is a version by Bert Dreyer which brings the music into the idioms of the 1970s... There is plenty of room in the catalogues for a CD or DVD of the work which is closer to the original, but in the meantime this outrageously rewritten version is well worth seeing for its own - very different - merits and for the clues it gives as to those of Fall’s original.”

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